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July 16, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(3):93-96. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400020029011

Cicatricial Indications of Scientific Attainments; Their Scientific Aspect—Heidelberg Hospital—Carcinoma of Head of Pancreas—Carcinoma of Face— Riedinger's Method of Resecting the Knee—Schoenborn—Removable Plaster Splint—Sarcoma of Base of Skull—Iodoform—Leube and Naunyn.

I left Stuttgart perfectly satisfied with the principal object of my visit, and arrived in the famous

University town of Heidelberg April 6. I reached Heidelberg at the wrong time, as Easter vacation had commenced and Prof. Czerny had improved this opportunity for obtaining a much-needed rest by a trip to the French metropolis. I was very anxious to meet Czerny, not only to become personally acquainted with him and to see him operate, but also for the purpose of discussing with him certain topics in intestinal surgery which have engaged my attention for some time, and upon which I knew he could impart more information than any other surgeon.

A look at the straggling students that remained during vacation must

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